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  • Page extent: 256 pages
  • Size: 234 x 156 mm
  • Weight: 0.554 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: n/a
  • Dewey version: n/a
  • LC Classification: KD3395 .M43 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Medical care--Law and legislation--Great Britain
    • Medical laws and legislation--Grreat Britain
    • Medical ethics
    • Medical jurisprudence

Library of Congress Record

Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9781841101705 | ISBN-10: 1841101702)

Medicolegal Essentials in Healthcare provides a concise overview of the most clinically relevant medicolegal issues for healthcare groups in England and Wales, and is a valuable resource for medical, dental and nursing students in training as well as being a useful quick reference for practitioners in these fields. Each chapter is written by a leading expert on the subject, and as such provides up-to-date, concise, and comprehensive coverage, identifying key areas of controversy and enabling readers to put contemporary medicolegal issues into their appropriate clinical context. Key features include: • Focuses on issues of immediate relevance to healthcare professionals • Chapters written by leading experts in the field • A knowledge of medicolegal issues is of increasing importance to all healthcare professionals, as society generally becomes more litigious, and practitioners face the threat of legal claims against them

• Focuses on issues of immediate relevance to healthcare professionals • Chapters written by leading experts in the field • Knowledge of medicolegal issues is of increasing importance to all healthcare professionals, as society generally becomes more litigious, and practitioners face the threat of legal claims against them • Excellent value for money

Contents

Editors' note for the first edition; Editors' note for the second edition; Foreword; Table of statutes; Table of cases; 1. Legal institutions and the legal process Ian Wall and Jason Payne-James; 2. Human rights and healthcare professionals Michael Peel; 3. Medical ethics and the forensic physician Michael Wilks; 4. Confidentiality Peter Schütte; 5. Consent to medical treatment Ian Wall; 6. Professional bodies and discipline Ian Wall; 6. Professional bodies and discipline Jason Payne-James and Julie Smith; 7. Complaints in the National Health Service George Fernie; 8. The Mental Health Act (England and Wales) Alain Gregoire; 9. Death certification and the role of the coroner Peter Dean; 10. Tissues and organs Sharon Korek; 11. Organ donation Sue Sutherland; 12. Living wills Sharon Korek; 13. Euthanasia and end-of-life decision-making Hazel Biggs; 14. Abortion and reproductive health Adrian Lower; 15. The Children Act 1989 Allan Levy QC; 16. Clinical negligence Ian Wall; 17. Legislation for medicines and product liability Robin Harman; 18. Clinical trials: ethical, legal and practical considerations Christobel Saunders; 19. Medicolegal implications of blood-borne viruses Felicity Nicholson; 20. Healthcare professionals in court - professional and expert witnesses Stephen Robinson; Index.

Contributors

Ian Wall, Jason Payne-James, Michael Peel, Michael Wilks, Peter Schütte, Julie Smith, George Fernie, Alain Gregoire, Peter Dean, Sharon Korek, Sue Sutherland, Sharon Korek, Hazel Biggs, Adrian Lower, Allan Levy QC, Robin Harman, Christobel Saunders, Felicity Nicholson, Stephen Robinson

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